Tom Van Rentergem

Trainee Researcher


Tom joined the Egmont Institute in September 2021 as a Trainee Researcher for the Africa Programme. His research interests include internal and external (counter)terrorism, Belgian/EU foreign and defence policy and international relations, with a focus on Africa. He currently conducts (counter)terrorism analysis regarding conflicts on the African continent, notably Eastern Africa.

He holds a Masters degree in Criminology from the University of Ghent, with a specialisation in (counter)terrorism, political threats and national security.